Pinhoti is Creek Indian for "Turkey Home." It runs from Flagg Moutain (South East of Birmingham) to Georgia.
The Pinhoti Trail is a hiking and camping trail that stretches from Alabama's Appalachian Mountains and into Georgia. “Pinhoti” derives from the Creek Indian word meaning “turkey home”. The Pinhoti Trail is a long-distance trail, 335 miles (540 km) long. Made a National Recreation trail in 1977 in the Talladega National Forest. Part of the Great Eastern Trail.
The Pinhoti's northern terminus is where it joins the Benton MacKaye Trail in Georgia, and offers a southern terminus on Flagg Mountain for the Appalachian trail (the southern most Appalachian peak that rises over 1,000 feet (300 m) which is located near Weogufka, Alabama.
From the Georgia Pinhoti Trail Association website:
"The original plan for the Appalachian Trail was laid out in 1925 at the first Appalachian Trail Conference.
This plan showed a main trail running from Cohutta Mountain in north Georgia to Mount Washington in New Hampshire. This plan also proposed a spur trail from Mt. Washington to Mount Katahdin in Maine and one from the Georgia Mountains into Northern Alabama. The spur in Maine was completed in 1940, while the spur into Alabama has yet to be blazed. However, the effort to make this Alabama spur trail a reality is underway and is the result of persistent work of many groups, individuals, agencies and organizations."
The Pinhoti Trail offers:
* Primative Hiking and Camping
* Wide variety of flora and fauna
* beautiful views
* Need info here
Download Pinhoti Maps
Download Entire Alabama Pinhoti map (zip)
Download Elevation map (PDF format)
Google Earth Tracking points
Open Alabama Pinhoti Trail track here
Open Georgia Pinhoti Trail track here
Open Alabama Pinhoti Waypoints & Shelter here
View Pinhoti water sources track here
Pinhoti Trail Sections:
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